12 Cat Breeds That Many People Aren’t Aware Of

manx-cat-2

There are literally thousands of different types of cat breeds out there.   And when all is said and done we’re going to list, explain and provide pictures of every single one of them.  But until then we like to focus some of our articles on cat breeds that might hold some interest for everyone.  Today we’re going to focus on cat breeds that many people simply might not be aware of.  For those we’d categorize these felines as either being rare or having a unique characteristic that other cats might not possess.   In the pages to follow enjoy taking a look at these 12 cat breeds….

The American Curl Cat

800px-American_curl_large

Those ears are reason enough to be a little strange.  Hence the name “curl!”

The American Wirehair Cat

American-Wirehair-Desktop-Wallpaper

Apparently there are less than 30 registered cats of this type of breed.  A very wiry coat of hair and curly too!

Cornish Rex

Cornish-Rex-Cat

Where most cats have three types of hair in their coats, Cornish Rex cats only have one — a fine downy coat that makes them kind of sphynx-like and somewhat strange.

Egyptian Mau Cats

egyptian_mau_29

You might notice the spotty coat of the Egyptian Mau but did you know their skin is spotted as well?

Kurilian Bobtail

Kurilian_Bobtail1

This breed originates in the Kuril Islands, which are situated off the coasts of both Japan and Russia.

La Perm

laperm

The cat gets it’s name from the super curly hair it has.  Kind of sounds like the name of a band or movie right?

Manx Cat

1322-3

They’re distinguished by their totally non-existent tails, which have a couple of funny stories associated with them. One says the Manx tail was caught in the door when Noah was filling the ark. The other says that Manx mothers bit the tails off their children to prevent invading Scandinavians from grabbing their tails.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian-Forest-Cat

These cats have some of the larger faces of the domestic cat.   They are obviously from Norway

Pixie Bob Cat

Dude_1

The Pixie Bob legend says that these cats were created when a bob cat mated with a house cat. Either way, they’re distinguished by their tiny little tail stubs.

Munchkin Cat

Munchkin

These cats remind me of a Dachsund dog.   The are known for their extremely short legs.

Snowshoe Cat

SnowshoeCatLayingDown.ashx

Snowshoe cats are known for their unusual face and paw markings.

Singapura Cat

Singapura-cat-006

Originally from Singapore, the singapura is noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

elderly cat
101-Year-Old Woman Adopts Oldest Cat in Shelter
cat in a wedding
Cat Steals the Show as the Wedding’s Ring Bearer
Cat Charities
The 10 Best Charities for Cats
cats
There are Over 200,000 Cats in Washington D.C.
British Longhair
10 Things You Didn’t Know about The British Longhair
Burmilla
10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Burmilla
German Rex
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The German Rex
Pixie Bob
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pixie-Bob Cats
cat watching bird
Colorful Collars Can Help Reduce the Number of Birds Killed by Domestic Cats
cat kneading
Why Do Cats Massage Each Other?
cat
Yearly Wellness Exams Keep Your Cats More Healthy
semi-feral cat
How to Help a Semi Feral Cat Adjust to Your Home
peas
Can Cats Eat Peas?
broccoli
Can Cats Eat Broccoli?
cat playing
Study Finds Cats Connect to Their Owners as Much as Dogs Do
Neosporin
Can you use Neosporin on Cats?